Pearson to Acquire Apple's Powerschool Division

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by iIra, May 26, 2006.

  1. iIra macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    I opened Safari and found this on Apple's homepage. I immediately clicked on over to MacRumors but couldn't find anything. Just thought I'd let y'all know.:)

    Could this perhaps signal a shift away from the education market for Apple?
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Yes and no. This divestiture allows Apple to concentrate on its core compentencies. As part of the agreement, Pearson will develop educational materials for distribution via iPod. I think that Apple's sale of PowerSchool to Pearson is a win for Pearson, whose core business is education. This deal will accelerate the adoption of the iPod as an education tool, which is very much a win for Apple.

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